[tlhIngan Hol] is the noun {gher'ID} used for good for bad or for both

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jul 15 06:42:52 PDT 2021

AFAIK the only comment Okrand has made is about plurality:

(MO to qurgh, 7/23/2018):  As for {gher'ID} — All of the English words could be singular or plural, whichever makes the most sense given the context.  If, in Klingon, it's important to indicate plurality, use {-mey};  if it's important to indicate singularity, use {wa'} along with {neH} (or something along those lines).

From: SuStel

On 7/15/2021 9:12 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:

{gher'ID} (n) "results, outcome, effect, repercussions, consequence,


The words "results/outcome/effect" -the way I understand them- are

neutral; i.e. we can have a positive or negative result, a positive or

negative outcome, a positive or negative effect.

But googling repercussion/ramification I found:

- repercussion: "an unintended consequence of an event or action,

especially an unwelcome one".

- ramification: "a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event".

So, when it comes to the klingon noun {gher'ID} do we use it for

results/outcomes/effects which are good, which are bad, or can we use

it for both?

The complete gloss gives no indication that gher'ID has a negative connotation.

I would try to avoid assuming that connotations of the English gloss are also connotations of the Klingon word, unless there were some reason to think so.
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